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From Nextgov.com: Census re-examines using Internet for 2010 count

After years of arguing with Congress against providing an online method to submit information, the bureau is back to seriously studying the option.

IG: State Department passport system wide open

Poor security policies and lack of clear disciplinary actions allow unauthorized users to view personal information in files.

Pentagon’s top watchdog leaving post July 13

Claude Kicklighter will become director of the George Mason University School of Law’s Critical Infrastructure Protection Program.

Push starts to stay contractors' tax-withholding provision

Opponents of a law requiring agencies to withhold 3 percent of payments to contractors beginning in 2011 are looking for a legislative vehicle to keep it at bay a while longer.

Homeland Security awards data center contract to CSC

Contract, worth a potential of $390 million, is another step toward consolidation of department's 18 data centers.

From Nextgov.com: Census receives $210 million in emergency funding for 2010 count

The money will cover extra costs the bureau will incur due to its decision not to use handheld computers to support the decennial census.

Senate panel slashes foreign visitor ID system

Appropriations committee, frustrated by delays, cuts US VISIT fiscal 2009 budget by nearly two-thirds.

Ready or Not?

If Barack Obama can emulate Reagan and cross the acceptability threshold, he will not only win but win big.

Bush administration streamlines security clearance process

Executive order requires agencies to use common standards, reciprocal recognition.

Most federal benefit programs use electronic payments, GAO reports

But less than half of the programs know what percentage of payments is issued using online methods.